Centre In Spain
Internationalizing College Faculty Through Study Abroad
Milton Reigelman, Director of International Programs
In the last decade, virtually every college and university in the country has added “global citizenship” or “cross-cultural learning” or “international focus” to its mission and strategic plan. To support this new emphasis, faculties and administrators across the country have worked furiously to “internationalize” their curricula in various ways: by setting up programs in Islamic studies or world ecology, by sponsoring faculty travel seminars to foreign places, by requiring students to achieve “competence” in a foreign language and select one course from a list of courses that might include “Japanese film,” “The European Union Today,” “The Latin American Novel,” etc.
Study In Spain
Centre’s spring Spanish-immersion program is run by the Kentucky Institute for International Studies. Students no longer have to take a leave-of-absence from Centre in order to participate in this program. Course offerings include Spanish language, literature, writing, art, and culture.
For more information, visit http://www.kiis.org/go/Spainsemester.php.
The Spring 2018 program dates will be announced soon but will most likely begin in mid-January and conclude in mid-April. Students attending this program will not take a CentreTerm course that year.
The comprehensive fee (for tuition & fees, room, and board) is the same as for study in Danville, except that (1) there is a $375 non-refundable deposit/surcharge due by March 9 and (2) students pay for their own airfare to and from Spain. Fifteen dollars of the deposit/surcharge will go into the Centre carbon mitigation fund; there will also be a $20 fee for the Travel Clinic, which all students studying abroad must attend.
Students take classes in the heart of Segovia and learn firsthand about daily life in Spain while living with a homestay family.
Deadlines & Requirements
• Students wishing to participate in the Segovia semester program must have at least 12 hours of college-level Spanish or the equivalent at time of departure. All Segovia courses are taught in Spanish and students are expected to speak Spanish at all times.
• The application process will be discussed during the three campus-wide informational meetings on November 21, November 29, and January 5. Students will apply online at https://aegis.centre.edu/fmi/webd/#StudyAbroadApp. Submit your completed application at the study abroad office no later than noon on Tuesday, February 15, 2017. Students who are selected must pay the non-refundable $375 deposit/surcharge to the Cashier’s Office in Horky House by March 15 to hold their spot in the program.
Online KIIS application and pre-departure training
Students selected by Centre will complete an online KIIS application following their Centre acceptance notifications. Once accepted by KIIS, students will receive a program handbook and other information. Participants will also attend the pre-departure sessions run by KIIS.
Spend a semester in one of nine countries: